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La Liga News: 24 October 2015; Rayo Vallecano End Losing Streak, Rafael Benítez Plays Down Corruption Claim

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Benitez: Linesman not serious | Football Espana
"I don’t think it’s serious. If someone complains and doesn’t give a name then it’s not serious," he said at a Press conference ahead of Madrid’s trip to Celta Vigo on Saturday. "In these situations, the LFP, Referees [Technical] Committee and RFEF must go back and find all the evidence and arguments [for and against]."

If Celta Vigo beat Real Madrid and top the table, it’ll be no surprise - Eurosport British
Spain’s top-flight has of late become a league infatuated with its attacking trios. Barcelona have the ‘MSN’ - comprising Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. Similarly, Real Madrid have the ‘BBC’ - made up of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. Celta Vigo also have their own three-pronged frontline, even if they come with no such moniker.

Celta an example to La Liga | Football Espana
If somebody had said at the start of this season that Villarreal-Celta Vigo was going to be a top-of-the-table clash come October, not many people would have believed them. After all, in this day and age, when it’s usually the sides with the deepest pockets who dominate the top Leagues in Europe, teams like Eduardo Berizzo’s Celta have no right to be there.

Atletico Madrid stadium proposal hits new snag - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid's plans to move their stadium for the start of the 2016-17 season have taken another blow -- with the Madrid town hall questioning the "real viability" of the project. A €240 million scheme to develop former 20,000-capacity La Peineta athletics stadium into an ultra-modern 69,000-seater football ground, was announced by Atletico back in 2009.

Atletico Madrid investment in youth is paying dividends - ESPN FC
Diego Simeone has never been one to shy away from making big decisions. Name, reputation and age count for little with the Argentine; if you are good enough, you are old enough, as the saying goes.

Andre Gomes: Valencia’s terrific playmaker who could be Mendes’s next big sale | FourFourTwo
The drop in the quality of Valencia’s play between this season and last has been dramatic to say the least. They have gone from overpowering Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Sevilla, to losing against Espanyol and drawing with Deportivo and Real Betis. From scoring 17 goals in their first eight league games of 2014/15 to scoring seven in the same timeframe this campaign.

Marcelino rues Bakambu relapse | Football Espana
Marcelino lamented a potential relapse of Cedric Bakambu’s ankle injury following Villarreal 4-0 victory over Dinamo Minsk in the Europa League on Thursday. The forward marked the second game into his comeback from a month-long layoff with two goals in the first half against the Belarussians, only to be replaced at the break with a suspected knock.

Rayo Vallecano 3-0 Espanyol - ESPN FC
Javi Guerra's brace helped Rayo Vallecano secure a comprehensive Primera Division victory against Espanyol. Unaffected by a run of three straight defeats, los Franjirrojos dominated from the outset in Madrid.

Colorado Rapids would have Carlos Vela option say sources - ESPN FC
Thanks to Major League Soccer's discovery process, the Colorado Rapids would have the right of first refusal on Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela, should he decide to leave his current club, multiple sources have told The Chicago Fire would be next in the queue should the Rapids pass on the Mexico international, the sources said.